Are you searching for some powerful, uplifting, and informative stories? Look no further. This is a list of some of the most inspiring and must-know stories from the past few weeks:
First and foremost, let’s start with Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s incredible miracle story. Doctors said Beutler’s unborn baby would die, and all hope was lost. But the congresswoman refused to give up.
“I felt like the Lord was like, ‘I’m going to give you this baby,'” she told me. Eight years later, after a miracle, her child is alive and well, and now she’s helping save other unborn children. Read the incredible story.
Next, there’s Duck Dynasty” star Missy Robertson, who told me about a baby she and her family are selflessly taking care of.
This child, whose mother is in crisis, has been a surprising blessing to the Robertsons:
Now, on to the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Ethan Forhetz, Convoy of Hope’s national spokesperson and vice president, recently told me about the “sense of hopelessness” many are experiencing after fleeing Ukraine.
But he said his organization — and others — are instilling hope among the refugees.
“Many are women with their children. They’ve left their husbands … they don’t know whether they’re going to see them again,” he said of the refugees. “They don’t know where they’re going. They don’t know what’s going to happen to the country they love.” Read more about the refugees.
There’s also a priest in Connecticut spending thousands of dollars on billboards encouraging people to pray for God to change Russian President Vladimir Putin’s heart. Here is the billboard.
Oh, and this compilation of Ukrainians praying is deeply inspiring.
One of the more tragic stories surrounding the conflict was told by CNN’s Erin Burnett. She interviewed a Ukrainian dad this week who lost his wife and kids. She broke down in the middle of it, and when you watch and hear the father’s story, you’ll understand why.
There is also quite a bit of end-times discussion surrounding Russia. I sat down with Greg Laurie and Jeff Kinley to talk about Gog, Magog, the Antichrist, and so much more. I also had the chance to explore what Putin believes about God and faith, and his faith views are interesting, to say the least.
In other non-Ukraine news, there’s an inspiring story about a selfless man who pulled a grandma from a burning car — and saved her life. It’s pretty incredible. Then there’s a “miracle” baby who survived a potentially-deadly New York City fire.
And we can’t forget this hero who said a prayer for God to use him — and likely had no idea what that would mean (hint: he caught a man accused of taking a child).
“My prayer this morning was for God to show up for me and put me in an impactful position to help other people,” T.P. Brown said. “Not knowing the impact that He was going to put me in today.”
We also have to mention Corey Brooks, a pastor who has spent more than 100 days camping out atop a Chicago building. He braved the cold and crazy weather for a good cause: raising money for a massive community center. He needs our help. Here’s his incredible story.
“Our community is riddled with violence and crime and a lot of murder,” he recently told Faithwire. “I wanted to make sure that we raised enough money … to build this community center that costs $35 million that we believe is essential to help us to change the lives of a lot of people who live in this neighborhood.”
And if you’re looking for a story on life-change and transformation, look no further than this former pop star-turned Christian journalist who escaped witchcraft and discovered Jesus.
“What really got me about God was, He was constant,” Jeannie Ortega Law said. “The one thing that every one of us needs is that unmovable, unshakable love of God. And only God offers that.”
On the do-gooding front, NBA star Bismack Biyombo is pledging to donate his entire $1.3 million salary this year to create a hospital in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo — and it’s inspiring.
Last but not least is Sadie Robertson’s baby girl raising her hands during praise and worship at a recent church service. It’s adorable, and you can see it here.
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